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Joseph James Skowron

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Joseph was born on July 29, 1933 and passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Joseph was a resident of Austintown, Ohio at the time of passing.

He grew up on the south side of Youngstown, attending South High School and playing baseball.

He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Eustis, Va., but hitchhiked home whenever possible to see his fiancée, Vilma Herbick.

Prayers will begin Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.